Education

Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation

Master
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2021 Class Location

Content

FCI will be offered both in person and online. Students registered to earn credit for the course are required to attend in person (M112). Students who are auditing the course will attend via Zoom and may also have the option of attending in person, based on space available. It has not yet been determined whether sandwiches will be available this year.

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Course Information

Content

The Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation course is held every August, Monday-Thursday. from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (the start time for some evenings is 5 p.m.). The objective of the course is to train physicians to interpret the clinical experimental literature. This course is open and free to all Baylor personnel. Any student enrolled in a CSTP program, or who wish to enroll in a coming year, must enroll in FCI for credit. Non-CSTP students my either take the course for credit or enroll as an audit student. The table below compares the two options.

2021 DATES: Aug. 2-19

Group Presentations
Participants will be assigned to groups, each of which will critique a clinical research article and present this critique to the class in the last class session. This activity is optional for audit students, but highly recommended.

Registration
To register for the course, download the appropriate registration form. Completed registration forms, signed by both the student and student's supervisor (not the program admin), may be emailed to Kelly Levitt.

Sandwiches are served at 5:15 p.m. (when class meets in person) and the first lecture commences at 5:30 p.m.

Content

Do I take the class for credit or do I audit?

Course Element

Special Student (Credit)

Audit Student

Enrolling in CSTP in the future

Take for credit

N/A

Grade

Yes

No

GSBS Credits Earned

3

0

Attendance

Required-max. of 2 absences allowed

As required by your program

Group Presentation

Required

Participation optional. Those not presenting attend and ask questions

Final Exam

Required

Optional